2016 Finance Conference:

Hosted by the Tunisian Society for Financial Studies in partnerships with IHET Tunis & IHE Paris

Venue: Tunisia Date: 08–10 December 2016

Guest of Honor: Professor James E.(Jim) Owers, Harvard University and Georgia State University

Keynote Speakers: Professor William L. Megginson, The University of Oklahoma Professor Lal C. Chugh, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Harvard University John Paul Rollert, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and leadership at the Harvard Extension School Professor Bruno Sergio Sergi, University of Messina, Italy

The Fourth Annual Conference will be held at Tunisia, December 8–10, December 2016. The conference features theoretical and empirical research related to all the major fields of financial research.

Examples of topics appropriate to the conference include:

+Macroeconomic Aspects of Finance

+General Financial Markets

+Financial Institutions

+Behavioral Finance

+Asset Pricing

+Financial Management

+Options and Futures

+Market Microstructure

+Corporate Finance and Governance

+Money and Banking

+Markets and Institutions of Emerging Markets

+Financial Economics

+Applied Financial Econometrics

+Financial Risk Analysis

+Risk Management

+Risk Hedging Techniques

+Portfolio Management

+Islamic Banking and Finance

+Corporate and behavioural governance

+Financial accounting

+Mathematical & Computational Modelling

+Management accounting

+Strategic Management

+Management Research Methods & Managerial Economics

+Production & Operations Management

+Information Technology Management


Details about submissions are included below.

The TSFS 2016 Excecutive Committe Conference

Chair Professor Slaheddine Hellara, President of TSFS and IHE Group

Program Chair: Houssem Bouzgarrou, Sousse University

Tarek Chebbi, Sousse University

Scientific Committee

Angela Maddaloni , Principal Economist Financial Research Division, European Central Bank

Bruno Sergi, University of Messina, Italy

Boualem Djehiche, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Fouad Ben Abdelaziz, Rouen Business School, France

Foued Chihi, Québec University, Canada

Gordon Phillips, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

Jacinto Marabel Romo, University of Alcala de Henares and BBVA, Spain

Jay R. Ritter, University of Florida, USA

Jean-Pierre Mathieu, Paris 13 University, France

Jimmy Skoglund, SAS Institute Inc., North Carolina, USA

Patrick Navatte, Rennes 1 University, France

Sabri Boubaker, Champagne School of Management, France

Sascha Steffen , ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Germany

Slaheddine Hellara, University of Tunis, Tunisia

Steven Ongena, University of Zurich, Switzerland & Bangor University, UK


Mouna Mrad, Sousse University

Narjess Skhiri, Sousse University

Sihem Mansour, Sousse University

Paper Submissions

The program includes traditional research paper presentations, whose purpose is to present new research. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted for a publication in a journal or is close to being accepted.

Criteria used to select papers for the program include the nature of the research problem, implications of the proposed research, the quality of the research design, and the expected contribution of the research to the literature.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

In order to submit a paper for the FourthTSFS Conference, please use the following pages.


TSFS Roundtable

In addition to the regular academic sessions, the conference organisers are pleased to announce the TSFS Roundtable. The goals of this Roundtable are to enhance the exchange of ideas between academicians, practitioners and policy-makers, to provide a forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major financial issues.

Further information may be found at the TSFS Roundtable page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of PhD abstracts : 10 October 2016

Deadline for submission of conference papers: 15 October 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 20 October 2016 Conference Dates: 08–10 December 2016

Publication Opportunities

Selected papers at this conference meeting the highest quality will be published in special issues of International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, International Journal of Trade and Global Markets and The International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies.

Papers submitted for the special issues will undergo the normal journal reviewing process.


Tunisian Society for Financial Studies